Have You Been Injured At Work?

the best chiropractic care for work injuries

Many people are surprised to find out that the majority of work injuries can be helped by a Center Point Chiropractor. Work injuries are not from serious accidents, but from overuse and repetitive stress injuries.  However, there are as many ways to injure yourself at work as there are different occupations, and none of them are very fun. The most important thing when dealing with a work-related injury is that you don't leave it until it requires more serious intervention or leads to an untreatable problem. This article talks about some of the risk factors involved with common work injuries and how chiropractic care can help you to heal from them.


Repetitive Stress and Overuse Injuries

As mentioned above, the most common forms of work injury are from repetitive stress and overuse. Small tasks done with poor posture can create big problems over time. Twisting and turning while moving boxes or even continuous typing can cause both acute and chronic pain to arise. Even if you are using correct posture, the simple act of doing the same movement day in and day out can create major problems over time. Here are some of the common repetitive stress injuries:

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Back Ache
  • Arthritis
  • Slipped or Herniated discs

The list goes on. Even if you are just at the beginning of an overuse injury, or you are concerned that you may start to develop one because of the nature of your work, it is important to start preventative and early treatment to ensure the issue does not progress to something more problematic.


Work Injury in Center Point

Whether you have had an accident at work, or are injured from repetitive stress, it is very common for the bone structure and particularly the spinal column to be impacted, and to be the source of the pain you are experiencing. When the vertebrae and other joints become misaligned they will often put pressure on the nerves that pass through them and cause pain that radiates out from the source of the injury to other parts of the body. Furthermore, when the bones are not properly aligned, the flow of communication, blood, and oxygen can become impeded, leading to a decrease in your sense of well-being in the short-term, and damage to the related systems in the long-term.


Chiropractic Care for Work Injuries

People experiencing work injuries are often referred to chiropractors because of the high success rate with treating these types of injuries. Chiropractic care offers a gentle, non-invasive first step when seeking treatment. A chiropractor will perform a thorough evaluation in order to assess your condition and find the exact source. Once the cause of the pain has been determined, the chiropractor will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.


What is Personal Injury?
The term personal injury is broad. What exactly does it mean? There are many injuries that might fall under the category of personal injury. These include:

  • Falls
  • Slips without falls
  • Overexertion
  • Back strain
  • Shoulder strain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle strain
  • Multiple injuries

When you become hurt at work, you may be sidelined from working while you recover from the injury. In order to recover fully and return to work, you need restorative and rehabilitative care.

It is common to get hurt at work through a slip and fall, or through an unintended accident. Other types of personal injuries include sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, and auto accident injuries such as whiplash. In all these injuries, there is often an underlying musculoskeletal component that can be treated most successfully with chiropractic.

By treating the injury at the root, we can help you recover faster, heal fully, reduce the development of scar tissue, and get back on your feet. We can also provide lifestyle advice and nutrition tips to help you maintain wellness while you are going through personal injury treatment.


How Our Chiropractor Treats Personal Injuries
If you suffered an injury, the best thing to do is come visit our chiropractor as soon after the incident as possible. We can help you find relief from your injuries. All of our treatments begin with an examination to uncover the extent of the problem. Then, we will develop a custom treatment plan designed to help you recover from your injuries and become well again.

We use many different chiropractic techniques including diversified, along with spinal decompression to treat low back injuries.

The diversified technique treats subluxations or misalignments of the spine. By restoring the health of your spine, we are able to reduce inflammation and pain in the body. This can have a dramatic impact on your state of mind as you move through personal injury recovery. Chiropractic also boosts your nervous and immune system functioning, which also helps to speed the pace of your healing.

To heal soft tissue injuries accompanying musculoskeletal injuries, we provide therapeutic ultrasound services. It can take several visits to reverse the symptoms you are feeling and treat the underlying injury. However, most of our patients report that they feel better soon after beginning treatment.

Once we have healed your personal injury, we will restore your strength and range of motion. We may suggest therapeutic stretches or strengthening exercises for you to do at home. When you follow our advice and do these exercises, you can support your recovery to wellness.


Were you recently injured? If so we encourage you to take the first step in healing today and call us for relief. Call (205) 854-3008 to schedule a free new patient consultation with our chiropractor in Center Point.

The sooner you receive proper care after a work injury, the easier it is to avoid further pain and complications. Call our team at Gremmels Chiropractic Center today to get started on the track to recovery.

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Gremmels Chiropractic Center
1705 Centerpoint Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 854-3008